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Today's Sports

  • Williston grad thriving in minors

    Looks like Williston High School graduate Jiwan James is making waves in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

    James, 21, a switch-hitting outfielder for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws minor-league team, extended his hitting streak to 22 games last week, setting a new record for the franchise and setting the longest hitting streak so far this season for the South Atlantic League. On Sunday, however, James ended his streak at 24 games against Kannapolis.

  • Ulmer to coach in Brevard to...

    Ajay Ulmer is returning to his roots to coach football again.

    One season after stepping down as Chiefland High School's football coach, Ulmer will coach again this season at Heritage High School in Brevard County.

    Ulmer graduated from nearby Palm Bay, and started his coaching career as an assistant at Melbourne High School in 1999, also in Brevard. He took over the head coaching duties at Melbourne in 2003, and took the Chiefland job in 2006.

  • Chiefland's Biehl now a...

     Chiefland High School graduate and softball standout Amie Biehl received a full academic scholarship to continue playing at the College of Central Florida.

    Biehl will likely play shortstop or centerfield.

    Biehl’s tuition is covered for two years, and she will also receive a stipend for books each semester, she said.

    “It’s going to help out a lot,” she said. “My parents are really happy.”

  • Chiefland 12U baseball team wins...

     The Chiefland 12 and Under All Star team finished its season on a roll, winning the Florida Babe Ruth Small League State Championship Baseball Tournament in Ft. White on June 27.

    Chiefland dominated the whole tournament, topping the 14-team, four-day event. The 12U squad played in six games during the event, and won the championship game in a 10-0 rout of the Melrose All-Stars.

  • Cheerleading and Football...

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will be holding football and cheerleading signups every Friday night from 5:00 – 8:00 and Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 2:00 throughout the month of July.  We will be at Strickland Park.   Ages 7 – 12 may sign up.  Contact Billy Hinote at 949-0601 for more information.

     

  • FHSAA creates rural division

    The Florida High School Athletic Association has created a new division to oversee competition for  private and public school in rural areas.  During their June 15 meeting, the FHSAA’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to create a new Rural Division, which would be comprised of high schools in communities designated as rural by the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development and whose student enrollment is 500 or less. The new rural classification will be li

  • Basketball coach out of the game

    Michael Beck will not return as Chiefland High School's varsity boys basketball coach next season. Chiefland Principal Bill Tovine said Tuesday that the move comes with changes to the school's In-School Suspension program.  Beck served as the school's ISS teacher, and future changes to the program no longer required Beck's services, Tovine said. "We just decided to go in a different direction in that unit," Tovine said.

  • Best in class

    For some high school athletes, simply making varsity is an achievement.

    For others, it's the ability to contribute at a high level, consistently leading their teams to a successful season.

    But a select few can put a rare quality of talent on display. They can put fear in the hearts of opponents. They can excel. They can amaze. They can dominate.

    And no two high school athletes dominated their respective sports more than Chiefland High School's Eugene Carter in boys basketball and Taylore Fuller in softball.

  • CHS baseball falls to Providence

    Chiefland High School was ousted from the Region 2A-2 quarterfinals, falling 6-0 to host Jacksonville Providence last Wednesday.

    Providence used three pitchers in the shutout of the Indians, and advanced to play district rival Jacksonville Trinity Christian in the regional semifinal.

    The Indians end their season with an 18-8 record.

    Trinity Christian defeated District 2A-5 champion P.K. Yonge 4-2 in the other regional quarterfinal last Wednesday. The Blue Wave defeated Chiefland 11-4 on May 1 to win the district crown.

  • Third annual Hunter Working...

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunter Working Group met at Refuge headquarters last week.  They drove from six counties and from as far away as Manatee and Pasco Counties to meet with management about the 2010-2011 hunting season.